Reality TV News - October 2006
Anna Nicole Smith displays "a rollercoaster of emotions" talking of her son's death and daughter's birth to the U.S. TV show, "Entertainment Tonight."
The battle between Donald Trump and Palm Beach, Fla., over the real estate mogul's 375-square-foot American flag shows no signs of wavering.
The U.S. cable TV network, VH1, revealed Monday its plans to launch six new musical realitseries under a new "VH1's Wild Life" promotional umbrella.
The 9-year-old star of TLC's "Little People, Big World" was recovering Monday from a head injury caused by a medieval catapult at his Helvetia, Ore., home.
For the second time in the Race's last three legs, The Amazing Race 10 racers David and Mary Conley finished last during a The Amazing Race leg. However, thanks to the fact the leg was another of the Race's predetermined non-elimination legs, the couple -- now once again "marked for elimination" and facing a 30 minute time penalty if they don't finish the next leg in first place -- will once survive to race another day.
Actress Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott are set to star in a reality series for Oxygen, revolving around a bed-and-breakfast inn.
Brooke Miller is the sixth contestant to lose a chance at becoming America’s Next Top Model. As promised, we have an exclusive interview with Brooke as she reveals her experience in the house, why she gave up everything to be in the competition and what happens after you are eliminated from the house. Read on...
Auditions were held this week for the lead roles in a U.S. television show with a prize part in the Broadway revival of "Grease" on the table.
Former "American Idol" competitor Clay Aiken has signed on to perform one of the songs from his new album on the NBC soap opera, "Days of Our Lives."
The man who says he is the father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby, Larry Birkhead, is preparing to mount a legal attack on the Trim Spa spokeswoman in the Bahamas.
Professional numerologist Hans Decoz says rapper Flavor Flav made a good choice with Deelishis, the winner of his U.S. TV series "Flavor of Love."
Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. real estate tycoon Donald Trump, has said nothing will stop her from passing her famous last name to her future children.
Accusations of drug abuse and venomous fights livened up the divorce documents filed in Los Angeles by actor David Hasselhoff.
Deemed to be a beautiful, bubbly girl who just wasn't model material, Brooke Miller, an 18-year-old student from Keller, Texas, became the sixth girl eliminated from the seventh edition of America's Next Top Model during last night's broadcast of The CW reality show.
Hollywood producers Jay Blumenfield and Tony Marsh, the creative forces behind Showtime's "Tourgasm," have signed a new deal with Warner Horizon.
ABC has filled its open Wednesday night slot with "Show Me the Money," a game show hosted by William Shatner based around trivia questions.
Authorities in the Bahamas are investigating just who owns the home where Anna Nicole Smith has been living and her residency status.
"Tyra's Bringing Sexy or Sleazy Back," our episode summary for the seventh episode of America's Next Top Model 7, the seventh edition of America's Next Top Model series, written by Belinda Trotter-James, is now available.
"Sexy Roman Princesses, Baby," our episode summary for the fourth episode of The Bachelor: Rome, the ninth edition of ABC'sThe Bachelor series, written by greeneyes, is now available.
"Alice, The Camel had Three Humps," our episode summary for the sixth episode of The Amazing Race 10, the tenth edition of CBS' The Amazing Race series, written by strid333, is now available.
"Twist and Shout - Winners Will Be Losers, and Vice Versa," our episode summary for the sixth episode of Survivor: Cook Islands, the thirteenth edition of Survivor, written by mysticwolf, is now available.
Divorce lawyers told a Los Angeles judge this week a settlement could be reached soon between actor David Hasselhoff and ex-wife Pamela Bach.
Talk show icon Jerry Springer's dancing career ended Wednesday when he was booted off the U.S. show, "Dancing with the Stars."
"The View" co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck is upset with NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" for naming a victim on a recent episode Elizabeth Hassenbeck.
CBS might not yet be willing to confirm last week's report that The Amazing Race's next edition will be an All-Stars edition, but there's one group of Race-affiliated folks who apparently don't have a problem announcing that the show will allegedly begin production soon -- disgruntled former The Amazing Race winners that weren't approached about participating in the competition.
U.S. casino mogul Steve Wynn and developer Donald Trump are discussing a deal that reportedly involves property in Atlantic City, N.J.
Rock Star Supernova bassist Jason Newsted needs immediate shoulder surgery and will be replaced in the lineup when the new U.S. band hits the road.
Former 'NSync singer Lance Bass and his partner, Reichen Lehmkuhl, are being threatened by people angered by the "Amazing Race" contestant's book.
Bravo has announced that Todd Oldham will host Top Design, the network's new Project Runway and Top Chef-like interior design reality competition series.
After the success of its first season on MTV, the TV series "Yo Momma" has been picked up by the U.S. cable network for a third season on the air.
Done in by their inability to find the location of either of the Kuwaiti leg's Detour options, Sarah Reinertsen and Peter Harsch were the last team to reach The Amazing Race 10's sixth Pit Stop, causing the "dating friends" to become the fifth team to be eliminated from the latest edition of the CBS reality show.
A Mexican court has granted popular television bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman a stay in his criminal case and the extradition proceedings against him.
Done in by a surprise twist in which there was no Immunity Challenge and both Survivor: Cook Islands tribes were instead forced to attend Tribal Council, Anh-Tuan "Cao Boi" Bui, a 42-year-old nail salon manager from Christianburg, VA, and Cristina Coria, a 35-year-old police officer from Los Angeles, CA, Ohio, were voted out of the game during last night's broadcast of the CBS reality show.
U.S. actor and model Anna Nicole Smith has finally buried her son, Daniel Smith, in a private plot overlooking Lake Cunningham in New Providence, Bahamas.
CBS has announced that the season finales of Survivor: Cook Islands and The Amazing Race 10, the network's two fall reality series, will air on back-to-back Sundays in December.
Singer Whitney Houston has filed for divorce from singer Bobby Brown in California.
Actress Monique Coleman, the last female contestant on the U.S. hit TV series "Dancing with the Stars," has alleged the show's judges are sexist.
Deemed to be a beautiful girl that just didn't "want it" enough, A.J. Stewart, a 20-year-old student from Sacramento, California, became the fifth girl eliminated from the seventh edition of America's Next Top Model during last night's broadcast of The CW reality show.
"Walk In My Shoes!," our episode summary for the sixth episode of America's Next Top Model 7, the seventh edition of America's Next Top Model series, written by Belinda Trotter-James, is now available.
Capping a season-long story arc that saw him go from arrogant bad boy to accused cheater to announced winner, last night's finale of Project Runway's third edition ended with Jeffrey Sebelia, the 36-year-old Los Angeles-based founder of the Cosa Nostra fashion label, being crowned the winner of the Bravo fashion reality competition.
Television's Simon Cowell has laid into his fair share of singers over the years and has now blasted Britain's angelic-voiced Charlotte Church.
Ousted The Bachelor: Rome bachelorette Erica Rose's outspoken and judgmental nature might have scared away Prince Lorenzo Borghese, but any viewers expecting the 23-year-old Houston "socialite" to express any regret or remorse for her televised behavior will have to keep waiting. According to her, anyone calling her a "spoiled brat" is just doing another from of judging.
The finale of VH1's reality show, "Flavor of Love," was the top rated non-sports show on cable TV this year.
"I Speak Good English, Slowly," our episode summary for the third episode of The Bachelor: Rome, the ninth edition of ABC'sThe Bachelor series, written by DebCapsFan, is now available.
"Mark Me For Elimination, Just Don't Send Me Back To The Mines," our episode summary for the fifth episode of The Amazing Race 10, the tenth edition of CBS' The Amazing Race series, written by dajaki, is now available.
Our 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the sixth episode of Survivor: Cook Islands is now available.
As part of his Hollywood company Appian Way, U.S. actor Leonardo DiCaprio is set to produce a new environmental reality TV series entitled "E-topia."
Country singer Sara Evans said she quit ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" for the welfare of her son.
Brooke Hogan, the daughter of wrestler Hulk Hogan, was removed from an upcoming U.S. edition of Prom magazine due to her racy photo shoot with FHM magazine.
Since the much-publicized divorce of U.S. singers Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson, Lachey's newest album has sold twice as many copies as Simpson's.
ABC is keeping a tight lid on the specifics of how it plans to handle Sara Evans' unexpected decision to quit Dancing with the Stars, however a couple of details have emerged: 1) Evans' highly promoted Tuesday night "final appearance" will consist of a pre-taped interview filmed on Saturday, and 2) recently eliminated Willa Ford won't be returning to the reality ballroom dancing competition.
Second-season "American Idol" champ Ruben Studdard has made his return -- "The Return," in fact -- to the CD racks.
Although this summer's Big Brother 7: All-Stars failed to deliver a ratings spark similar to 2004's Survivor: All-Stars, CBS has reportedly decided that The Amazing Race 11, set to begin filming next month, will be a long-rumored All-Stars edition featuring teams that previously competed on earlier seasons of the long-running reality show.
"Baked, Mashed, or M*A*S*H*?," our episode summary for the fifth episode of Survivor: Cook Islands, the thirteenth edition of Survivor, written by frisky, is now available.
A recent poll from Britain's Radio Times magazine shows celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is seen as the most frightening TV star.
Last night's broadcast of The Amazing Race 10's first non-elimination leg introduced a new twist to the long-running CBS reality show -- being "marked for elimination."
The 8-year-old daughter of Australia's beloved Crocodile Hunter is shooting her own television debut in the form of a wildlife series for kids.
"Let Erica Be The Judge!," our episode summary for the second episode of The Bachelor: Rome, the ninth edition of ABC'sThe Bachelor series, written by MTW1961, is now available.
Deemed to have given up on the game by the rest of her tribemates, Stephannie Favor, a 35-year-old nursing student from Columbia, SC, was voted off the island in Survivor Cook Islands' fifth episode.
Paris Hilton was seen in Los Angeles Thursday night with a new man -- New York-based fashion model James Neate.
Series executives behind Britain's ITV2 series "The X Factor" are threatening to disqualify contestants caught having sex with each other.
NBC is set to launch a new series "Poker After Dark," which will air at 2:05 a.m. ET six nights a week.
In an surprise announcement, Dancing with the Stars celebrity Sara Evans has announced that she has decided to quit the popular ABC reality ballroom dancing series due to personal reasons.
Deemed to be a beautiful girl that just couldn't manage to take a good photo, Megg Morales, an 18-year-old retail clerk from Los Angeles, California, became the fourth girl eliminated from the seventh edition of America's Next Top Model during last night's broadcast of The CW reality show.
During an appearance on New York's "Late Night with David Letterman," singer Nick Lachey admitted MTV's "Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica" was a mistake.
"Dancing with the Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba says Russian ballroom dancer Artem Chigvintsev is the champ of her heart.
"The Real World: Denver" hasn't even aired on MTV and producers already are working on the next cycle.
"Freak Show Runway," our episode summary for the fifth episode of America's Next Top Model 7, the seventh edition of America's Next Top Model series, written by Belinda Trotter-James, is now available.
"Row, Row, Row Your Boat... Or Not," our episode summary for the fourth episode of The Amazing Race 10, the tenth edition of CBS' The Amazing Race series, written by Cyndimaus, is now available.
Pop singer Willa Ford and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy were the fifth couple eliminated on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
ABC has announced that following a layoff of more than a year, Extreme Makeover will return to the airwaves with four all-new specials beginning Friday, October 20 at 8PM ET/PT.
The Bahamian birth certificate for Anna Nicole Smith's infant daughter names attorney Howard K. Stern as the newborn's father, People magazine reports.
Steve Irwin's wife Terri and their daughter Bindi appeared at Nickelodeon's Australian Kids Choice Awards in Sydney and they both got slimed.
A U.S. congressman form Colorado is urging the Bush administration to block the extradition of television bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman to Mexico.
CBS, along with Planet Grande Productions, is planning a new spin on the 1950s game and variety show "Name That Tune."
HGTV, the cable Home and Garden TV channel, is planning to launch a Web-only series, debuting with two shows next week on HGTVkitchendesign.com.
The Nevada Ballet Theatre has named pop star and "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul as their 2007 "Woman of the Year," TMZ.com reported.
A recent report from E-Poll Market Research in Encino, Calif., found that singer-actress Jessica Simpson is the latest most "overexposed" celebrity.
Purportedly spurred to action by their common unhappiness with the original concept for the fifth edition of the highly contrived "reality" show that they are still contractually obligated to appear in, The Simple Life stars Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie have ended their ongoing feud and agreed to appear side-by-side in a new The Simple Life 5 concept that will see the celebutantes will serve as camp counselors.
Our 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the fifth episode of Survivor: Cook Islands is now available.
Up in the sky...it's a bird! It's a plane! Nope, its a second season of Who Wants to Be a Superhero?, the comic book-themed reality series that Sci Fi Channel has renewed for a second season.
"The Simple Life" stars Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie have reportedly rekindled their shaky friendship over a dinner in Hollywood.
Done in by a woeful inability to row a boat and complete a Detour task that required them to harvest sunken oyster baskets, Tom Rock and Terry Cosentino were the last team to reach The Amazing Race 10's fourth Pit Stop, causing the gay partners to become the fifth team to be eliminated from the latest edition of the CBS reality show.
Full-size cutouts of the Ninja Turtles stood as an honor guard at 20-year-old David Smith's memorial service for his family and friends in Mexia, Texas.
"Let the King Sit Pretty...," our episode summary for the fourth episode of Survivor: Cook Islands, the thirteenth edition of Survivor, written by Jims02, is now available.
"Once Upon A Time," our episode summary for the first episode of The Bachelor: Rome, the ninth edition of ABC'sThe Bachelor series, written by buckeyegirl, is now available.
U.S. business mogul Donald Trump wants the public to drink Trump Vodka, even though he doesn't drink alcohol himself, a report says.
Despite Project Runway 3 finalist Jeffrey Sebelia's recent claim that her allegation were "unfounded," fellow finalist Laura Bennett says she stands by her decision to accuse Jeffrey of outsourcing some of the sewing for the clothing collection he presented during the show's recently taped New York Fashion Week finale.
"Bamboozled" by a vote result he admitted he never saw coming, J.P. Calderon, a 30-year-old professional volleyball player from Marina Del Rey, CA, was voted off the island in Survivor Cook Islands' fourth episode.
Singer Jessica Simpson was seen with Dane Cook at the kick off party for the movie "Employee of the Month," two nights after being spotted with John Mayer.
"Pennies, Paddies and Penalties," our episode summary for the third episode of The Amazing Race 10, the tenth edition of CBS' The Amazing Race series, written by Seana, is now available.
Judged to "not want it enough" after she got sick and failed to participate in the episode's photo shoot, Monique Calhoun, a 19-year-old marketing representative from Chicago, Illinois, became the third girl eliminated from the seventh edition of America's Next Top Model during last night's broadcast of The CW reality show
ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" has seen two of its stronger contestants kicked off over the past two weeks, first Harry Hamlin and now Vivica A. Fox.
While recent rumors have claimed that Nicole Richie and Brody Jenner split up this week, the U.S. socialite denied the two had ever been a real couple.
"Wannabee’s Wobble and Don’t Wear Heels," our episode summary for the fourth episode of America's Next Top Model 7, the seventh edition of America's Next Top Model series, written by Belinda Trotter-James, is now available.
MTV has announced that it will tackle the lives of young married couples as well as the world of a small-town show choir in two new reality series set to premiere in 2007.
Socialite Paris Hilton reportedly got into a knockdown-dragout with fellow glamour girl Shanna Moakler at a hip Los Angeles nightclub early Wednesday.
Our 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the fourth episode of Survivor: Cook Islands is now available.
Bravo TV's "Project Runway" contestant Jeffrey Sebelia says claims he cheated during the New York fashion designing competition are "unfounded."
Anna Nicole Smith's ex-boyfriend has filed an inflammatory lawsuit in California claiming, among other things, he fathered her newborn daughter.
"One Big Happy Family," our episode summary for the third episode of Survivor: Cook Islands, the thirteenth edition of Survivor, written by zipperhead, is now available.
A Massachusetts family court judge has ordered the arrest of Bobby Brown after the R&B singer was a no-show for a scheduled child support hearing.
"The Beach Chronicles," our episode summary for the second episode of The Biggest Loser 3, the third edition of NBC's The Biggest Loser series, written by Cyndimaus, is now available.
If Harry Hamlin and Ashley DelGrosso appeared genuinely surprised when Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron ended last week's live results show by announcing that they -- and not fellow bottom two dancing partners Jerry Springer and Kym Johnson -- had been eliminated from the ballroom dancing competition, that's because they were.
After deciding to pick a more time-intensive Detour option after failing to locate the site of their first choice, Duke and Lauren Marcoccio were the last team to reach The Amazing Race 10's third Pit Stop, causing the father and daughter team to become the fourth team to be eliminated from the latest edition of the CBS reality show.
British comedian Eddie Izzard is set to do an on-screen rendition of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay's antics for a new drama from Channel Five.
This weekend in New York, famed domestic guru Martha Stewart and 2,000 of her fans celebrated the 15th anniversary of her magazine, Martha Stewart Living.